9780415560979

The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets

  • ISBN 13:

    9780415560979

  • ISBN 10:

    0415560977

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 01/12/2012
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets is a unique reference to the main scripts and alphabets of the world. The Handbook presents over 60 alphabets covering an enormous scope of languages; from Amharic and Chinese to Tahi and Cree. Full scripts tables are given for every language and each entry is accompanied by a detailed overview of its historical and linguistic context. New to this second edition: enhanced introduction discussing the basic principles and strategies utilized by world writing systems expanded to include more languages improved presentation of non-Roman scripts. This handy resource is the ideal reference for all students and scholars of language and linguistics.

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